Saturday, 25 January 2014

Chanel Couture spring 14

You have probably heard a lot about it already from other people on your dash, but I am IN LOVE with the Chanel Couture spring 14 collection.
I have to say some of it I didn't like very much but I loved the more flamboyant pieces. The combination of blue/green tulle fabrics and iridescent sequins conjure images of mermaids in children's storybooks, and the shimmering white, feathery pieces look as if they are made of clouds and morning dew. Other pieces look like costumes from the recent Black Swan movie. The models danced down the catwalk with windswept, nymph-esque hair that perfectly complimented the dreamy, ethereal atmosphere of the show. Every minute detail was thought out: the glittery eye makeup, the set, the lighting.

My particular favourite part of the collection is the trainers. They add a kind of informality to the sweeping gowns and dresses which creates an air of fun around the collection. The trainers are laced up with delicate ribbons and are embellished with pearly beads, sequins, lace and metallic leather. They are so gorgeous but, unfortunately, ridiculously out of my price range *sighs*.
I think I might lace up a pair of my running trainers with some of those pretty ribbons you can buy from american apparel instead.

These are some of my favourite looks from the show..

Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen, and Ming Xi

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Cosmic Latte is the average color of the universe

Dull//neutral//earthy colours are so gorgeous. I think that's why I like this time of year so much. Everything seems so still and calm. I like how a simple change, like the leaves falling off the trees, can change the landscape so dramatically. The bright greens are replaced with dull grey/browns and muted greens from the evergreen shrubs. A low fog seems to permanently hang over the fields, only the tops of overgrown hedgerows and the occasional lone tree can be seen. haha and i don't know how but this kind of turned into a poem? I started back at school after the christmas break a few days ago. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but it was still hard to wake up before 9:00am. Nothing has really changed since last term but I always feel kind of different to the way I did before. I feel like I grow up a lot everytime I'm away from school but when I get back no one else has. Does anyone else get that?

Page from my journal


After Miu Miu F/W 2013

The waterlily studio at Claude Monet's
 home at Giverny- photo by Guy Bouchet

Source- Ellie

The Coming Pleats by Shigeo Shidara for 
High Fashion Magazine 
No. 10 October 1998

A tokyo based manicurist, hatsuki furutani’s 
salon works from a.m.s. ebisu place in shibuya

I'm really into this band called Purity Ring at the moment. Their music is really dreamy and atmospheric and i think it falls under the genre witch house alongside artists like Grimes, aka THE QUEEN OF AWESOMENESS, so if you're into ambient/synth music you should definitely check them out. Plus the cover artwork for their album Shrines is really rad.

Sorry for the massive tidal wave of posts recently. I just feel like there is loads of stuff in my head at the moment idk why? Seriously, when I'm trying to get to sleep my brain keeps talking for hours.